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Becker College Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on Becker College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you'll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Becker College Ranked?

2021 Rankings

College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities in its annual rankings and ranks them in a variety of ways, including most diverse, best overall quality, best for non-traditional students, and much more.

Becker College was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general psychology.

Overall Quality

Becker College is ranked #1,226 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Becker College also holds the #59 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

See all of the rankings for Becker College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Becker College?

Acceptance Rate

If you're applying to Becker College you'll face some tough competition, since the school's acceptance rate is only 69%. Definitely don't wait until the last minute to submit your application, since applying early may be in your favor.

Average Test Scores

About 87% of students accepted to Becker College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 490 and 590. Math scores were between 480 and 570.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Becker College  ( 490 to 590 )
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800

SAT Math Scores for Becker College  ( 480 to 570 )
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800
Becker College received ACT scores from 17% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 20 and 26.

ACT Composite Scores for Becker College  ( 20 to 26 )
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Learn more about Becker College admissions.

Becker College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 14 to 1, Becker College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

Another measure that is often used to estimate how much access students will have to their professors is how many faculty members are full-time. The idea here is that part-time faculty tend to spend less time on campus, so they may not be as available to students as full-timers.

The full-time faculty percentage at Becker College is 27%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  27 out of 100
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100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Becker College

Freshmen Retention Rate

Becker College has a freshmen retention rate of 73%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  73 out of 100
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100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 17% for first-time, full-time students at Becker College, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  17 out of 100
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100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Becker College.

Good Overall Diversity at Becker College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,882 undergraduates at Becker College with 1,530 being full-time and 352 being part-time.

Becker College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and minorities. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Becker College is 81.58 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  81.58 out of 100
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How Much Does Becker College Cost?

The overall average net price of Becker College is $31,804. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Becker College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$30,434 $26,091 $29,457 $32,853 $35,744

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Becker College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Becker College, approximately 79% of students took out student loans averaging $10,948 a year. That adds up to $43,792 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Becker College is 7.8%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Becker College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Becker College make about $43,800 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.

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See which majors at Becker College make the most money.

Location of Becker College

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Becker College is a private not-for-profit institution. The city atmosphere of Worcester makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

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Location of Becker College

Contact details for Becker College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 61 Sever St, Worcester, MA 01609-2165
Phone: 877-523-2537
Website: www.becker.edu
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Becker-College/14053065713?ref=ts
Twitter: http://twitter.com/beckernews

Becker College Majors

During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 31 majors graduated from Becker College. Of these students, 415 received undergraduate degrees and 3 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Health/Medical Prep Programs 41 NA
Graphic Communications 39 NA
Design & Applied Arts 34 $24,400
Nursing 33 NA
Business Administration & Management 32 $48,400
Computer Programming 25 NA
General Psychology 24 $31,700
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 NA
Health & Physical Education 20 NA
Teacher Education Grade Specific 15 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Becker College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Becker College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2017-2018, 1,346 students took at least one online class at Becker College. This is an increase from the 532 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 1,346 97
2016-2017 532 59
2015-2016 501 53
2014-2015 494 87
2013-2014 520 41

Learn more about online learning at Becker College.

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